Minimal Sound Difference Word Pairs demonstrate how a word's meaning changes if just one phonemic sound in the word is changed!
Have you seen the power of working with MINIMAL DIFFERENCE WORD PAIRS? These special paired stimulus pictures are designed to emphasize the difference between the target sound's proper production and a distorted production. If you are searching for sets of MINIMAL DIFFERENCE WORD PAIRS you have come to the right place! With the proper direction of a qualified SLP, these type of word pairs may help someone to understand that the meaning of the words they say, changes with the way they produce the target sound. These are aimed at increasing the client's Phonemic Awareness focus to saying their target sound properly to avoid saying a word different from the one they intended to say. Our MD Word Pair SpeechPages cover many different popular needed pairs:
"Final /t/" and "Deletion of Final /t/" (EX. "boat/bow" and "plate/play")
/s/ and "th" (EX. "sink/think" and "pass/path")
"s-clusters" and reduced cluster (EX. "star/tar" and "spin/pin")
/k/ and /t/ (EX. "key/tea" and "back/bat")
/r/ and /w/ (or distortion/omission) (EX. "red/wed" "harp/hop" and "frog/fog")
"ch" and /t/ (EX. "chop/top" and "chair/tear")
"sh" and /s/ (EX. "ship/sip" and "shoot/suit")
/s/ and /t/ (EX. "sea/tea" and "sank/tank")
/l/ and /w/ (EX. "leak/weak" and "light/white")
/p/ and /m/ (EX. "pen/men" and "pink/mink")
"final /k/" and "deletion of final /k/" (EX. "sock/saw" and "hike/hi")
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MINIMAL DIFFERENCE WORD PAIRS are designed to emphasize the difference between proper and distorted target sounds. It is the responsibility of the consumer to determine the suitability of our products for use in their particular application.
These may also be helpful for working on PHONEMIC AWARENESS of how a word's meaning changes if one phonemic sound in the word is changed.
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